Te Atatu Peninsula has been mentioned on these pages before – and wouldn’t you know it, more and more people are wanting to simply ride around their local community and want to be able to do so without worrying about their safety.
Out of this has been born Bike Te Atatu. This is a very informal group of local residents who share some common interests and goals.
The aim to appeal to anyone who wants to ride a bike, be they dressed in lycra and consider a 10 km ride a mere warm up, or 4 year olds with balance bikes just starting out. Though family fun is mainly what it’s about with a chance to share ideas and hopefully create a local network that is safe for everyone to enjoy riding a bike.
As our goal is primarily to have fun, and to involve bikes, what better way to start than a BBQ in the sun at Durham Green in Te Atatu. Approximately 50 people turned up, pretty good turn-out for a new group, we think. The company was great, the kids had a ball and there were some goodies handed out.
We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves for a bit of bike activism so keep an eye out on Te Atatu – the new “Bicycle Friendly Community” (in training)
If you live in the area or a just interested in what is happening, look us up on Facebook, and see you at the next event!